Ford CUV Freestyle launched in India, to hit Indian roads by April 2018
Ford India’s new compact utility vehicle (CUV), Freestyle, was launched in India on Wednesday. The car will be powered by a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine and 5 speed manual transmission.autos Updated: Jan 31, 2018 15:51 IST
Ford India Wednesday unveiled a new compact utility vehicle Freestyle that will hit the market by April this year. Powered by a brand new 1.2 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine and five speed manual transmission, the new model can generate a power output of 96 PS.
Besides SUV styling, the new model also comes with 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with AppleCar Play and Android Auto. “This is the global unveiling of the model in India and in next few hours it would be unveiled in South America as well,” Ford India President and MD Anurag Mehrotra told reporters here.
The model would be manufactured at the company’s Sanand plant and will be exported to major markets including Europe and the Middle East. Ford currently exports vehicles from India to around 50 countries across the globe.
The company has also commenced shipments of its popular compact SUV Ecosport to North America, Mehrotra said. He added the company’s engineers in India have started to play an important role in new product development meant for the country.